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naaman

naaman


  1  definition  found 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Naaman 
  pleasantness,  a  Syrian,  the  commander  of  the  armies  of  Benhadad 
  II  in  the  time  of  Joram,  king  of  Israel.  He  was  afflicted  with 
  leprosy;  and  when  the  little  Hebrew  slave-girl  that  waited  on 
  his  wife  told  her  of  a  prophet  in  Samaria  who  could  cure  her 
  master,  he  obtained  a  letter  from  Benhadad  and  proceeded  with  it 
  to  Joram.  The  king  of  Israel  suspected  in  this  some  evil  design 
  against  him  and  rent  his  clothes.  Elisha  the  prophet  hearing  of 
  this  sent  for  Naaman,  and  the  strange  interview  which  took 
  place  is  recorded  in  2  Kings  5.  The  narrative  contains  all  that 
  is  known  of  the  Syrian  commander.  He  was  cured  of  his  leprosy  by 
  dipping  himself  seven  times  in  the  Jordan,  according  to  the  word 
  of  Elisha.  His  cure  is  alluded  to  by  our  Lord  (Luke  4:27).